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Rare Football Memorabilia Found On eBay

Collection of 50 tobacco cards of famous footballers from 1939. The 1930’s were the hey-dey for the hobby of collecting cigarette cards and vast amounts were produced especially of sport stars. This particular collection contains some beautifully colored photographs of footballers from the English leagues (pictured above). While the names […]

Tom Huddlestone: England’s Untapped Midfield Resource

With the exception of a few die hard soccer fans, most viewers will not be rushing to the television to watch today’s Premier League encounter between Hull City and West Ham. Under Sam Allardyce, the Hammers have staggered to the start of the season with two losses in their opening three BPL fixtures. While […]

Friday Night Links

Previews of the weekend’s fixtures courtesy of The Sun, The Telegraph and Sky Sports. The Injury Front Michael Owen does it again. I guess it’s comforting Beye, Gutierrez and Martins are coming back…then again, maybe not. If Kinnear can stay calm about this, it will be the first sign of […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]